Yangmingshan is a most unusual gem – a national park within a city’s boundaries. Specially recommended are Zhuzihu (Bamboo Lake) and the Flower Clock. After this, plan a soothing afternoon hot-spring tour. First, stroll the park beyond MRT Xinbeitou Station, visiting Taiwan’s first green library – the Beitou Public Library – and attractive Beitou Hot Spring Museum, which explores Beitou’s unique hot-spring history. The museum is in what was Taiwan’s first public bathhouse. Further along is Geothermal Valley, where a spring forms a small lake with sulfurous mists year-round, in a highly peculiar landscape. Afterward, head to the Atami Hotel for a soothing hot-spring soak and/or fine meal.Attraction Information:
Bamboo Lake, Yangmingshan
Take the metro to MRT Beitou Station and transfer to a public bus to get to Bamboo Lake and the Flower Clock (Yangmingshan) from MRT
Beitou Public Library
251 Guangming Rd., Beitou District, Taipei City /
2 Zhongshan Rd., Beitou Dist., Taipei City /
(free entry; closed Mon and national holidays)
Beitou Geothermal Valley: Beside Beitou Park at end of Zhongshan Rd. /
(Tues~Sun 9:00-17:00; free entry)
Atami Hotel: 258 Guangming Rd., Beitou Dist., Taipei City /
● All Beitou District attractions are accessible via MRT Xinbeitou Station
Recommended Food & Drink:
MRT Beitou Station: Public Bus Small No. 9 (Taiwan Tourist Shuttle Zhuzihu Route) to Zhuzihu; or take no.
230 bus to Yangmingshan public-bus terminal station (short walk to Flower Clock), and then take no. 108
or 131 to Zhuzihu.
- MRT Shipai Station →Transfer to public bus Small No. 8 to Zhuzihu Yangmingshan →MRT Beitou Station→MRT Xinbeitou Station.